Leading law firm Barcan Woodward selects Egress Switch to protect confidential client data shared electronically with third parties
London – December 2013 – Egress Software Technologies, the leading provider of email and file encryption solutions to professional services firms, is delighted to announce the selection of Egress Switch by Barcan Woodward to secure sensitive information shared with clients and external partners.
As a respected law firm in Southwest England, Barcan Woodward has built their reputation on the excellence of their services, including protecting the highly sensitive information that needs to be shared electronically with clients and third parties, such as police, law courts and other law firms. Consequently, Barcan Woodward required a robust email and file encryption solution that would offer comprehensive security features, while also integrating smoothly with the firm’s established business processes.
“In order to continue to offer the highest quality legal services, our solicitors are now regularly required to communicate electronically with a wide range of third parties regarding confidential client information,” explains Barcan Woodward’s Systems Manager Justine Tipling. “As such, we required a solution that would not only secure and encrypt this data, but would allow us to track, audit and control its flow into and out of the firm.”
Switch offers unique ‘follow the data’ control and real-time auditing, enabling users to stay in control of the information they share, even after it has left their premises. “Using Switch, Barcan Woodward employees can secure and manage the sensitive case information that they share externally,” continues Justine Tipling. “Package restrictions and the ability to, if necessary, revoke access to secure emails enables us to place limitations on what recipients can do with the information that is shared with them.”
“In addition, Switch protects this information throughout the data sharing process, as recipients can reply to secure emails free of charge as many times as required,” states Justine Tipling. “This end-to-end protection gives users and their recipients confidence that their information is secure at all times.”
Commenting on the announcement, Egress Software Technologies UK Sales Manager Kelly McCann said: “We are delighted that Barcan Woodward has chosen to secure their confidential client information using Switch. In a competitive market and with the introduction of new regulatory legislation, we are seeing many of our professional services clients prioritising information security in order to protect their reputations and differentiate themselves from other firms. Despite this, without clear security policies and investment in the right technologies, law firms risk financial penalties and considerable reputational damage. Working closely with Barcan Woodward, not only are we mitigating this risk, but by offering innovative email and file encryption technology, we are helping them to maintain their position as a leading law firm.”
For more information, contact Rebecca Bailey – Marketing and Communications, Egress Software Technologies:
Tel: +44 (0) 207 624 8500
About Egress Software Technologies
Egress Software Technologies is the leading provider of email and file encryption software, offering innovative on-demand data security to enable organisations and individuals in the Public and Private Sectors to share confidential information with third parties.
Combining on-premise and hosted cloud infrastructure with patented key management, Egress Switch provides a unique community-based licensing model called the Egress Trust Network. The Network is made up of paying and free Egress Switch subscribers, who are able to share information securely with one another using a single global identity. Delivered as a fully managed service, the Trust Network has grown virally to over 500,000 members.
Used by organisations around the world, integrated desktop and mobile applications ensure easy-to-use software, designed to aid compliance and streamline user workflow.
About Barcan Woodward
Barcan Woodward was established in 1992 and is a four partner firm of solicitors based in Bristol. The company is fully independent and provides specialised legal services in the following areas:
- Residential conveyancing
- Wills, trusts & probate
- Family law & family mediation
- Medical negligence
- Personal injury
Barcan Woodward is committed to providing high-quality legal advice from experienced legal professionals, many of whom are accredited within their individual area of expertise.